VEC opens traffic control center on HCM City-Longthanh- Dauday Expressway    
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VEC opens traffic control center on HCM City-Longthanh- Dauday Expressway
Mar 22 2017

The construction project of Ho Chi Minh City - Long Thanh – DauGiay highway is the first project in the South which is funded, managed and operated by the Vietnam Expressway Investment and Development Corporation (VEC). The project kicked off on 3rd October, 2009, openned completely to traffic on 8th February 2015, with the total length of 55 kilometers and spanning Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Nai province.



Ho Chi Minh City - Long Thanh - DauGiay Expressway is an arterial  route on the North - South expressway and located on Southern key economic zone which is one of the most dynamically developed areas and a biggest contributor the Vietnam’s economy. This is also an very important transport project and bring great economic efficiency



Since the first 20km technical openned (January 2rd, 2014), Ho Chi Minh City - Long Thanh - DauGiay has safely and smoothly served about 30 million vehicles as of 10th  March 2017, with current average traffic reaching 37,000-40,000 vehicles per day/night. In particular, during Lunar New Year holidays, this highway has served up to 65,000 vehicles per day.


With the desire to constanly provide customers with the best quality  of service, VEC has put into operation the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) on the  Ho Chi Minh City - Long Thanh - DauGiay highway to further strengthen the management and control of traffic on the route; timely handling traffic accidents, supervising the operation and maintenance of equipments installed along the route to make sure they function in the best working conditions,  safety and convenience for vehicles and contribute to the maximization of the investment efficiency of the project.


Intelligent Transport System (ITS), toll collection system, monitoring and communication system (ITS) under Package 4 - Ho Chi Minh City - Long Thanh - Dau Giay highway project.



The package is funded by Jica which is one of the project components introducing  modern technology that requires high level of professionalism of the construction units , consultants and operating staff.


+ Contract mode: EPC

+ Contract value:852,516 billion  VND (excluding VAT and provisions).

+ Design unit: Joint-venture of Nippon Koei – KRI – HAFICO – MKE

+ Construction contractor : Joint-venture of contractors : Toshiba – Hitachi – Itochu

+ Supervision consultants: Joint-venture of Nippon Koei – Tedi South

+ Construction duration: From May 2015, contract ends: 18/5/2017.

Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) includes devices with specific functions as given below:

1) A camera system installed along the expressways includes 16 closed-circuit television camera (CCTV) and 54 vehicles detector stations (VDS) to help supervisory staff identify traffic volume, incidents and accidents on the expressways accurately.

All image and video data is transferred to Operating Centre of ITS (located at Km6+300, Phu Huu Ward, District 9, Ho Chi Minh city). The data is supervised and processed by the staff 24/24 contributing to enhancing active cooperation with appropriate authorities, local police, traffic police and rescue teams...in tackling violations of traffic rules and rescuing on expressways.

2) Wireless communication system and internal communication system assist information exchange and allow related units to coordinate actions quickly and effectively.

3) Variable-message sign system (VMS) providing accurate information about the  conditions of expressways, the weather and traffic volume helps road users be aware of current situations. Therefore, they can control their speed when driving on roads where incidents happen or in bad weather.

4) Screen system informs road users about current traffic conditions through Intranet. Road users will receive traffic information through 2 big screens installed at Service Station Km41+100, therefore they can choose suitable route.

5) Weigh stations are installed in front of Long Phuoc, National Highway 51 and Dau Giay toll stations to control vehicles' weight before entering Ho Chi Minh - Long Thanh - Dau Giay expressway. These stations can identify, warn and deny services with overweigh vehicles contributing to protecting infrastructure sustainability and increasing operational efficiency . Simultaneously, ITS also provides authorities with images and information to deal with traffic rules violation cases.

6) Automated toll stations using RFID (Radio-frequency identification) technology operate by automatically identifying license plates, classifying vehicles by infrared sensors, inductive loop detectors and cameras on all expressway lanes.

All vehicles entering expressways are identified and encrypted related data such as time, name of station, license plate, type of vehicle...all information is saved on a RFID tag (an electronic tag that exchanges data with a RFID reader through radio waves) and sent to vehicle owners. Before leaving the expressways, drivers will return the tags for the staff, RFID readers will process the information on the tags and calculate  the total fee based on type of vehicle and distance. After receiving the fee, computers will automatically print receipts and open barriers.

Beside 33 toll gates using RFID technology, 8 toll gates using DSRC technology have been installed on Ho Chi Minh-Long Thanh-Dau Giay expressways.

Applying DSRC technology shows many benefits:

-Allow accurate information transmission without being affected by external factors.

-Allow payment communication even when travelling at high speed (120km/h).

-Integrate other forms of payment.

-Flexible in switching from electronic toll collection (ETC) to manual toll collection (MTC).

Closed toll system helps reduce management and operating cost for the investor, save time and fuel for vehicle owners. Toll collecting is performed automatically, quickly, accurately, transparently and fairly which is convenient for supervising and post-inspecting process.

Closed toll system will be brought into operation on Ho Chi Minh - Long Thanh - Dau Giay expressway in April, 2017.

On March 10th, 2017, VEC officially brought Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) into operation.